One week ago we went as a family and bought a new bunk bed. This is the first time that we ever bought a new bed! The others, even the crib, were from yard sales or hand me downs.
Our 3 year old is very excited because she gets the top bunk.
Our 21 month old is excited because everybody else is.
They had great fun helping Daddy. In fact, Daddy had so much help that he wasn’t able to get the beds put together that first night. Two nights later they were ready for their maiden voyage “on a river of crystal light, Into a sea of dew.”
The first night and first nap were no problem. The 21 month old was worn out, stayed in bed, and slept well.
The following nights have been rougher as she’s figured out that she can get out of bed all by herself.
- She’s only fallen out once, and she stayed asleep on the pillow on the floor.
- Her Daddy and Mommy aren’t real happy when she decides to get up at 5:15am.
- It’s been a reminder why Mommy likes to go right from the crib to a twin size bed. Mommy can sleep on it too.
It’s always rough at first when my children start sleeping in a big bed, but the transition is worthwhile and necessary. I can’t help but wonder about the many more transitions I’ll have to go through with my children.